Flickrvision – Twittervision for Flickr

If you haven’t seen Twittervision and you love Twitter then you have been living under a rock. But if you love Flickr and have never heard of Flickrvision then don’t worry about it.

Flickrvision is a new creation from David Troy the maker of Twittervision. It allows you to watch pictures pop up from the location that they were uploaded in real time. When you hover your mouse over the picture it will enlarge the image and give you a link to the picture on Flickr. The website uses Google maps like Twittervision but I think it is a little bit more interesting than Twittervision. Yes, Twittervision has helped countless people explain what Twitter is actually doing and it isn’t really that hard to explain what Flickr is but it does help show how big the Flickr community is and it also helps you see new and interesting photographers on Flickr that you might not have seen otherwise.

Flickrvision

Archos 604 30GB WiFi, Ultra-Slim Portable Digital Media Player and Recorder

I’ve been looking for some time now for a little tablet like device that I could surf around the net on while I’m sitting on my couch. My MacBook is great but sometimes I don’t want all the overhead of a laptop I just want a browser to check some things real quick.I think I might have found what I want, the Archos 604 30GB WiFi, Ultra-Slim Portable Digital Media Player and Recorder. I really like this thing and I think this could become what I will buy.

“This player sports a 4.3-inch TFT display, 30GB HDD, photo/PDF viewer, built-in speaker, voice recorder, and 15 hours (audio) / 4 hours (video) battery life.”

Pocketables [via TechEBlog]

Google Adding Presentation App to Docs & Spreadsheets

Google will soon be releasing a presentation application in its Docs & Spreadsheets lineup. This is big news and will be rounding out the office applications for Google. When this hits it will really start to challenge Microsoft Office. Yes, I know that there are many other alternatives, OpenOffice, NeoOffice, etc. but Google is a really big name and may be able to market this correctly, maybe a link at the bottom of the Google Search page, potentially taking a lot of business away from Microsoft.

Many people say that Google Docs & Spreadsheets will never challenge Microsoft Office, for most people who just need some standard word processing and spreadsheets along with some simple occasional presentations for school, it is more than enough.

ZDNet
Read/Write Web
[via TechCrunch]

Shutdown Day is Tomorrow

I’ve talked about shutdown day before and I think its a good idea. I’m just reminding all of you that it is tomorrow and I know I’ll be at least trying to go the 24 hours. I’m still not sure if I’ll be able to but I plan on spending the day listening to podcasts I haven’t listened to yet.I hope that all of you will be able to find something else to do.

Justin TV


The idea behind Justin TV is for Justin to broadcast live video of his life for 24 hours a day. You can head over to Justin.tv and check out what he is doing right now, its an interesting idea, been done before but it seems to be a good way to promote their company for streaming video online easily.

Web Annoyances

No one like intrusive advertising, a few banner ads aren’t bad but when the advertisment gets thrown into the content as if it was part of the content that is just too much. One of these items is intelliTXT, that advertiser that looks at the words on your web site and double underlines some of them and if your mouse touches the word it pops up a window with an advertisment in it.

Why do websites decide to do it, obviously because they want to monitize but isn’t this the worst way to do so. I don’t want to be on a website that bombards me with advertising constantly, especially when I may not even realize that I will be until that darn windows pops up and I have to hit that little X in the corner and hope that it isn’t one of those crazy intelliTXT clones that may take me to the advertisers website because the X is part of the link, like one of those crazy banner ads that look like Winows dialog boxes.

I think that websites should rethink what advertisment programs they use on their website so that we all have a better time on the net.

Changes to the my.netscape Page

Netscape is yet again overhauling its homepage and instead of a digg clone it will join the likes of Yahoo!, Microsoft Live, Google, and tons of others making a Ajaxy goodness filled customizable homepage.

According to netscapes blog post here, the page will launch with no ads at all. I’m not sure if that is enough to persuad those who have taken netscape off of their hompage to put them back, but it will mean that maybe it will be.

I personally think that if you have to totally revamp your website more than once in a year that you better be a brand new website that hasn’t quite gone public yet or you are most likely going on a downward spiral towards closing your doors.

anyway here is a picture from the blog post mentioned above and if you don’t want to go their you can check it out right here:

Yahoo! 50 Most Important People on the Internet

Yahoo! News has a list from PC World of the 50 most important people on the net, the list is pretty good, with a few exceptions but I won’t name names. It is worth a look however because its nice to see who is important and who we should be watching on the internet.

I don’t really understand why they didn’t list Adam Curry, founder of Podshow, I’d keep an eye on that website, they’re doing big things.

the list is here.

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La Fonera Problemos

I recieved my Fon wireless router a day or two ago and I’ve been having a few problems with it. I can’t get its connection to the internet stable. When I plug it into the Eathernet coming from my cable modem the lights on it flicker on and off but the only one that stays on is the Power indicator. It takes about 5 minutes before the public SSID becomes visible and then I log on so that I can register the router and for one thing it takes forever to connect to the wifi.fon.com site, but then I login and it never finishes loging in it just loads until my browser finally gives up. When I try to log in with the WPA key that they gave me to the private SSID it tells me the password is wrong.

I just don’t know what to do at this point, what I wanted to do is use this router as the open wireless access point for travelers looking to check their email who happen to drive by my house and my other router as my access to the internet but I just can’t get the Fon router working right. Maybe I’m just doing something weird and its not working because of that, I just don’t know at this point.

If I ever get it working I’ll let you readers know about it and let you know what I did to get it working.

Shutdown Day

shutdownday.com is a website devoted to helping you answer one question, Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer?

“It is obvious that people would find life extremely difficult without computers, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope?

Be a part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the internet. The idea behind the experiment is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate!”

The website sets the date for March 24th. I encourage everyone to try it out because it is true, especially for all of us Geeks. We seem to live next to the comptuer, I know I do at least, we do spend a lot of time at the computer. Some of us are at the computer for work purposes and others because that is what they do for fun. Many teenagers now don’t watch as much TV as the last generation because they spend their time watching clips on YouTube and browsing MySpace or Facebook.

Let’s all try it out and we can find out how the day goes afterwards. But, for now head on over to shutdownday.com and leave a comment.

Or check out a video for alternative uses for a laptop: